A family who are searching for the gunman who shot their son are hoping a Crimewatch reconstruction to be aired on Monday will help them find answers.
Atif Ali, 27, was left with life-changing injuries when he was shot in the leg in Dunstable Road on May 20 this year.
The trainee accountant was driving to work at the time, and the Crimewatch reconstruction will show the sequence of events that led to the shooting.
Atif’s brother Amjid Ali, 34, said: “My family are offering a £15,000 reward to anyone who comes forward with information that leads to a successful conviction of the person responsible for shooting my brother.”
When the family first offered the reward in July, Amjid described his brother as “a professional man who has never been in trouble with the police.”
He said his brother has been “very brave” but his life-changing injury is a difficult thing to come to terms with.
Speaking today, Amjid said: “He has been better but in the last couple of days he has taken a turn for the worse again. He had started walking with crutches and was a lot more mobile so we are hopefull he will be able to make a full recovery. For a number of months he was in hospital. My parents are looking after him at the moment, he can’t get upstairs or look after himself. It’s been hard.”
Atif is engaged and lives with his elderly parents. He has two brothers and three sisters and grew up in Luton before studying at Nottingham University.
He has always been involved with voluntary charity work, recently organising a charity dinner which raised over £50,000 and was planning further events in the upcoming months.
Det Insp Iain Morgan said: “Working with BBC Crimewatch has given us a real opportunity to open up this case by reaching millions of people across the country, one of which might just have the information we are looking for. We have spent months looking for those responsible for the attempted murder of Atif and by widening our net we hope to move forward our investigation. We are particularly grateful to Atif who has dug very deep in order to give what I know is an emotional and difficult account of what he experienced that day. He has suffered life changing injuries as a result of being shot in the leg and I know reliving it has been incredibly hard for him and his family. I really hope by putting him through this, the appeal coupled with the substantial reward, will bring us the key to unlock this case.”
See the reconstruction on Crimewatch, 9pm, BBC1 on Monday.
Call Beds Police on 101 with information.